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23 September 2012 @ 02:42 am
The Power of Three review/thoughts  
Very cute.
Loved Kay.
Made me think of a lot of Davies-era stuff.

More below ...

[Spoilers for Power of Three, clearly]

1) Something about this really reminded me of Army of Ghosts ... strange things appearing all over the world. And the newcasters.

2) BRIAN COX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There is no "better man than you"!! <3 <3 <3 Seriously, I adore this guy.

3) So Amy is a kissogram, perfumer, model, travel writer ... I kind of wish it would stay consistent. I still can't figure her out. Nothing she does says anything about her.

4) Kay Stewart was such a nice tribute to the Brig ... that was really cool, and now I'm gonna get greedy and wish they'd do that more often. Although speaking of former companions, "is that all you can do, hover? a metal dog could do that" -- SO COLD!! Especially considering K9's sacrifics in School Reunion and the fact that he was instrumental in towing the earth back in Journey's End.

5) Restless!Doctor was a bit funny. Clearly everyone is wondering the extent to which Eleven and TenToo are likely to be similar XD Especially since I so want them to be similar with the reference to "because you were the first. the first face this face saw, and you're seared onto my hearts, amelia pond. You always will be. I'm running to you and Rory before you fade from me." (Although I wish Ten had shared the attitude about running towards Rose instead of away from her. That's the biggest problem with me shipping them - he didn't seem to WANT-to-want to be shipped).

(Actually wait a second ... Rose was the first face Ten saw, do you think it was Donna or Rose who was the first face TenToo saw? Does Donna count?)

On that note, I don't know how I feel about the whole "I don't travel to run away" thing. On the one hand, it's a great speech and I loved it --- on the other hand, that's not the Doctor, at least not in new Who. So ... nice but OOC. Or lying to himself. IDK.

Officially talking about Journey's End in this review more than about the episode at hand. Ahem.

6) I think it's funny that Amy commits to being a bridesmaid and that means she "has to stay" - but she didn't have that attitude with her own wedding.

7) BRIAN'S LOG lololololololol

8) "Not them. Never them." Famous last words...

9) So nobody's noticed this creepy kid sitting in the ER for days or weeks or months or whatever.

10) So they just leave the little kid sitting next to an active defibrillator LOLOLOL

11) So both the Chakri (sp?) and Toclafane are like Gallifreyan bogeymen stories, I guess?

12) D'aww ... the power of two =) ... or better with three =) -- cute ending.


So ... cute, and upflifting, but ... kinda discombobulated a bit? It just felt like there was a lot going on and there wasn't one unifying theme, I guess. Still, SO MUCH BETTER THAN LAST WEEK!!

 
 
 
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kilodaltonkilodalton on September 30th, 2012 11:47 pm (UTC)

Or Amy opening the lab door to find the cube playing The Birdie Song.


That was really, really funny XD
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kilodaltonkilodalton on September 30th, 2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
I approve of your head canon XD
a lanky brunette with a wicked jaw: dw || amy11; it's a spaceship?!intrikate88 on September 23rd, 2012 01:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was like that was fun! But wait, did anything actually happen? The episode felt kind of like a giant prologue where the real plot never quite came. But then again, it was a non-dramatic villain that didn't provide undue distraction from the choice of Amy and Rory staying in one place.

2) BRIAN COX. I have such a ridiculous crush on him.

3) Idk. Maybe the point is that she never puts down roots at any job. She's a freelance writer, a model, a girl who gets jobs for party entertainment. You can walk away from any of those things at any time with, if you're considerate, nothing more than a quick phone call. Even Rory hasn't been working full time.

5) Eleven is a giant liar, basically. Um, we KNOW he's always been constantly running away from EVERYTHING.
kilodaltonkilodalton on September 30th, 2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
The episode felt kind of like a giant prologue where the real plot never quite came.

This, exactly!
wheatear: the doctor is sonicwheatear on September 23rd, 2012 04:08 pm (UTC)
1. Agreed. It was a lot like RTD Who in general.

2. YES BRIAN COX. I decided that I liked this episode the moment he appeared.

3. Yeah, I guess she's trying different things out? She can't really settle?

4. She was cool, and it was a nice tribute I thought.

5. He runs away, but he runs to places too. Same with the Ponds. Well, it made sense to me.

It was a fun episode. :D
kilodaltonkilodalton on September 30th, 2012 10:18 pm (UTC)

2. YES BRIAN COX. I decided that I liked this episode the moment he appeared.


Best part of the ep, hands down!!! =D
wheatear: foxy doctorwheatear on September 30th, 2012 10:36 pm (UTC)
Brian Cox is the best.
wake_the_dragon on September 24th, 2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
So Amy is a kissogram, perfumer, model, travel writer ... I kind of wish it would stay consistent. I still can't figure her out. Nothing she does says anything about her.

I kind of disagree. I think it's showing that Amy (and Rory since he was only working part-time until this episode) are putting their lives on hold because they're always excepting the Doctor to drop in. A large part of the episode was them trying to figure out if it's time for them to stop traveling with the Doctor.

I love Rory's dad and Eleven trying to be patient. Kay Stewart was awesome and I'm glad that the show is getting away from UNIT's depicting during RTD's run. I also loved the conversation between the Doctor and Amy, and his conversation with Rory's Dad.

9) So nobody's noticed this creepy kid sitting in the ER for days or weeks or months or whatever.

Perception filter?
kilodaltonkilodalton on September 30th, 2012 10:16 pm (UTC)
Perception filter?

The Doctor notices her though ... and from Utopia/Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords we know that Time Lords aren't immune to them (bc the Master couldn't see Ten, Martha and Jack)
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kilodaltonkilodalton on September 25th, 2012 01:53 am (UTC)
I DID!!!!!!! I was trying to place it for a minute then I was like "OMG!!!"

That was a nice surpise!
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kilodaltonkilodalton on September 30th, 2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
YEAH I HEARD THAT TOO!!!!!!! =D
giallarhorn: Rose and Tengiallarhorn on September 25th, 2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
YAY FOR BRIAN COX :D

I don't know if Donna would count, since TenII was already half (or at least part) Donna, but also seeing that he was a variant of Ten, he'd still probably have the same first face thing?

LOL NOT LIKE RORY'S EVER DIED, EVER.
kilodaltonkilodalton on September 30th, 2012 10:17 pm (UTC)

I don't know if Donna would count, since TenII was already half (or at least part) Donna, but also seeing that he was a variant of Ten, he'd still probably have the same first face thing?


Yeah I hope so ... this is my head canon too, it's the only one that makes sense!!!